Jacob's Pickles

Jacob's Pickles

Southern Food Restaurant and New American Restaurant$$$$
Upper West Side, New York
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    "bbq chicken biscuit sandwich the buffalo mac & cheese are the BEST."(15 Tips)
    Serena T.
    "First timers must go for biscuit sandwich- honey chicken is my fav"(29 Tips)
    Brittany G.
    "The biscuits are divine and the cheese grits are the best I've had."(20 Tips)
    Michael F.
    "Wonderful place, must try are fried pickles and cheesy grits"(48 Tips)
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  • Kayleigh H.heart icon on user image
    Kayleigh HarringtonJuly 16, 2016
    First time here? Get the fried chicken. Second time? The sausage biscuit egg and cheese with a side of pickles. Go early to avoid the crowds or be prepared to get a cocktail and wait for a table.
    Upvoted 6 days ago
  • Alexheart icon on user image
    AlexJune 8, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    very busy place, huge portions, and damn good food and drink. bbq chicken biscuit sandwich the buffalo mac & cheese are the BEST. get a cocktail and a growler of beer with your food and die happy.
  • Jamie R.heart icon on user image
    Jamie RMay 20, 2016
    Amazing buffalo Mac and cheese, biscuits, pickles, drinks, chicken, mushroom gravy. Omg I'm in love! Huge portions so good soooo good. Jam jar and the apple pie moonshine. Well recommend to everyone!
    Upvoted Mar 8
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    ℳ𝒶𝓎♍October 22, 2017
    This is one of the most popular spots on the UWS and you don't need to like pickles to enjoy this southern hot spot. Best brunch on the UWS and a great place to grab a drink and late night feast
  • Eric F.heart icon on user image
    Eric FriedmanMarch 31, 2014
    The fried pickles with spicy red mayo app. are delicious if you love pickles. Plenty to share here as these deep fried sticks make for a great compliment to this places awesome beer selection.
  • Alana C.heart icon on user image
    Alana CadizSeptember 5, 2016
    Been here 5+ times
    I've tried a lot of stuff here and it's all great. I love the ham egg & cheese on a biscuit, the BBQ jack sandwich, and the jam jar. Always expect a wait here! 🍗🍳🍓
  • ブルーノheart icon on user image
    ブルーノOctober 6, 2015
    Came here on a Sunday for brunch (more than 1hr to get a table!) but the wait was so worth it. Super crowded, but the food is good and the cocktails are great. Loved the Rosemary vodka lemonade. Yum.
  • Cizenbayan E.heart icon on user image
    Service is outstanding. Everything very delicios. the presentation of the bloody mary is epic. it's a breakfast on its own. Go 1 hour ahead and reserve your table. its worth the wait
  • Chad H.heart icon on user image
    Chad HornerSeptember 9, 2016
    chicken and pancakes! what a combo. Jacob's is an amazing value in terms of the calories you get for your dollar; make sure you get the biscuits, and be prepared for a wait beforehand
  • Eric F.heart icon on user image
    Eric FriedmanMarch 31, 2014
    I challenge you to eat the southern BLT like a sandwich! Between the friend green tomatoes, incredible buttermilk fried chicken, and the towering pickle slaw this is a mountain of food!
  • Eater
    EaterMarch 4, 2014
    The Founders Rübæus, or the Peak Organic Fresh Cut Pils (probably the best beer they’ve ever made), are a great for balancing the acid of the pickling liquid.
  • Devontaheart icon on user image
    DevontaJuly 23, 2016
    A pleasant surprise. Jacob's Pickles has some of the best Soul Food in New York City. The servings are enough for 2. Pick your favorite and go for it!
  • Sabrina
    SabrinaJune 21, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    Chicken bacon egg & cheese on a biscuit is the best choice for brunch or dinner. Start with a rosemary vodka lemonade and a pickle sampler. The mac & cheese is amazing, but leaves you feeling guilty.
  • Diana A.
    Diana ArzNovember 20, 2018
    This place is so good. I never tried fried pickles, but now I think it’s the best thing ever. The BLT sandwich could feed a family, it’s huge, so was the pancakes with fried chicken (super delicious)
  • Kira G.heart icon on user image
    Kira Garvin LermanJuly 25, 2014
    Def not vegan friendly (except for pickles) so eat ahead of time! Awesome beer selection, including homemade rootbeer, and great ambience make up for this, though!
  • Eric F.heart icon on user image
    Eric FriedmanMarch 31, 2014
    The salad wedge appetizer is an amazing amalgam of blue cheese, cherry tomatoes, bacon, and of course lettuce. True: delicious, crunchy, crisp, flavorful. False: nutritious.
  • Phanessaheart icon on user image
    PhanessaMay 12, 2015
    Been here 10+ times
    Weekends are packed, get here when they open at 9am to ensure a table. Otherwise, they will text you when your table is ready so grab a brew next door at E's bar - reasonable prices for craft beer.
  • Paige C.heart icon on user image
    Paige COctober 28, 2017
    From the eclectic seasonal cocktails to the massive portions of southern inspired dishes, this place has everything. Good for dates or even for a group. Don’t miss the fried chicken & pancakes.
  • Marina L.heart icon on user image
    Marina LordeloOctober 13, 2017
    It's a good place to go, friendly and with a delicious food. I've been there with my 2-y-old daughter and the music it was little bit loud to us. The food is well served! Be careful or will waste.
  • Matt Z.heart icon on user image
    Matt ZoufalyMarch 21, 2015
    I love this place. Appetizers are amazing (Get the biscuits and fixins!) Drink selection is fantastic. The porch sipper is good for anyone who likes whiske. Definitely an uws staple for me.
  • Elizabeth B.
    Elizabeth BursteinNovember 17, 2021
    Had really good southern food. Fried pickles, fried chicken sando, corn. Lemonade was a bit tart.
  • Gothamist
    GothamistAugust 1, 2014
    Standout brunch items include the biscuit pancakes & buttermilk fried chicken combo, the equally decadent biscuits, gravy & fried eggs plate, and the biscuits french toast. Do not attempt on a diet. Read more
  • Reign L.heart icon on user image
    Reign LowDecember 8, 2013
    I done fell in love with Jacob Pickles Awesome meal honey chicken on a biscuit topped with pickles and grits on the side delish!. Sippin' on pink picket fence. Twice as nice lol Ah I will return!!' <3
  • Stephanie D.heart icon on user image
    Stephanie DeDeckerMarch 11, 2018
    Amazing southern food, probably my favorite restaurant in the UWS as well. They don’t take reservations for parties under 6 so put your name down and check out E’s bar next door while you’re waiting
  • Ian C.heart icon on user image
    Ian CheeNovember 18, 2019
    Baby back ribs are good—the flavorful meat easily fall off the bones. Don’t forget the poutine and the specials. Just a warning: you might end up with more taters on the table than expected!
  • Rachel H.
    Rachel HadleyMarch 24, 2013
    Best meal in NYC so far. Sausage gravy buttermilk fried chicken biscuit is like a hug in your mouth. Grits are just okay. All endorsed by a true Southerner.
  • Avneesh K.heart icon on user image
    Avneesh KohliMarch 25, 2018
    The fried chicken and pancakes are heaven in your mouth. Be warned though: the serving size is enough for 2 people! If you’ve got room, try the mac and cheese too!
  • BuzzFeed
    BuzzFeedAugust 16, 2016
    The biscuit bread pudding is so warm and soft and balances perfectly with the ice cream. Bonus: Jacob’s also has the best fried chicken and biscuits in Manhattan! Read more
  • Bev O.
    Bev Opie-OrtlandJune 4, 2014
    The food here is fantastic! The shredded pickles with the chicken are just an irresistible combination (even though it sounds weird). The collard greens are good too -- not too vinegary.
  • Jim R.heart icon on user image
    Jim RaySeptember 8, 2018
    Everything here should work: great combinations of flavor, extensive beer list, cool atmosphere, even the music (too loud tho). The food was bland, the shared tables too crowded, service overworked.
  • Eric F.heart icon on user image
    Eric FriedmanMarch 31, 2014
    The honey chicken and pickles biscuit sandwich is fantastic - swap out grits for fries if you want. Challenge yourself to actually eat it like a sandwich, but have tons of napkins on standby.
  • Thrillist
    ThrillistMay 30, 2014
    The Bloody Mary at Jacob’s Pickles is a piece of art, assuming your idea of art involves topping things with eggs and bacon. They'll also hook you up w/ addable beets, cucumbers, carrots, and pickles. Read more
  • Nicole C.heart icon on user image
    Nicole ChecoFebruary 21, 2015
    I love this place! The portions are huge and so good. The mushroom mac n cheese is delicious. Their biscuit bread pudding is to die for! You wont regret ordering it. (:
  • Malte B.heart icon on user image
    Malte BossenNovember 7, 2018
    Very amazing food! Be aware: the plates are big. We ordered two plates to share together, could only finish half. Was worth to try both though!
  • Lauren H.heart icon on user image
    Lauren HansenMarch 20, 2016
    Amazing and totally worth the wait. Got the biscuit pancakes and biscuit egg sandwich - both were super tasty. Can't wait to go back and try more!
  • Craig V.heart icon on user image
    Craig VillamorJune 29, 2022
    This place is good. These plates are HUGE. Honestly, one plate could feed a family of four. The “table sides” are big enough for a table of four or more.
  • Sunainaheart icon on user image
    SunainaJanuary 12, 2015
    Chicken good. Pancakes good. Bacon good. Grits good. Home fries good. Throw them all together, sip on some beer and you may just get transported to food heaven.
  • Bitches Who Brunch
    Bitches Who BrunchMarch 7, 2017
    We went whole hog, or bird in this case, with the chicken and pancakes at Jacob's Pickles. We may still be dreaming about this legendary brunch dish. Read more
  • Brian P.heart icon on user image
    Brian ParkNovember 9, 2015
    I normally try their specials of the day, because they're always great. But the sausage gravy smothered buttermilk fried chicken biscuit is so much comfort in one sitting
  • Angieheart icon on user image
    AngieApril 24, 2016
    I gave it another shot & had the fried chicken biscuit in mushroom gravy & it was delicious! I couldn't sub the cheese grits for mac & cheese so we shared it- it was a huge order plus creamy & cheesy.
  • Ruby A.heart icon on user image
    Ruby AnayaOctober 25, 2015
    If it's your first time make sure you get a biscuit! For a lighter menu option try the fish tacos - super flavorful and filling without feeling heavy.
  • Alexandra T.heart icon on user image
    Alexandra TritzAugust 12, 2016
    Pancakes and chicken is really good as well as the mac and cheese ! The portions are huge, make sure you are hungry before coming or ask for a doggy bag to enjoy the deliciousness at home !
  • Stephanheart icon on user image
    StephanFebruary 2, 2020
    This place really gives you a run for your money. A1 spot. Low key vibes, food is AMAZING and well season. This is definitely a southern comfort soul food joint.
  • Mariuxi T.heart icon on user image
    Mariuxi TapiaFebruary 22, 2017
    Ginormous portions! One dish can easily be split in two. Their sweet & spicy pickle is good. Lemonade is yummy. Got the honey chicken and biscuit- delicious & their grits are so cheesy and creamy.
  • Elizabeth I.heart icon on user image
    Elizabeth IrizAugust 15, 2016
    The biscuits and fixins is worth making room for but it's a healthy portion so consider sharing with the group. Start and end with the maple butter!!
  • Andrew C.heart icon on user image
    Andrew CFebruary 27, 2018
    Came for midnight drunk snacks... and OMG, so spectacular, esp the poutine dish (massive and not "real" with curds, but phenomenal) + so many pickled veggies (spiced to perfection)!!!
  • Joel P.
    Joel PavelskiAugust 19, 2014
    The $16 pickle sampler is absolutely enormous, good for the whole table. You can't go wrong with the pickled green beans or the loaded Bloody Mary.
  • Daniel M.heart icon on user image
    Daniel MartinOctober 28, 2022
    Chicken Pancakes were fine. Chicken was acceptably crispy & moist, but a little bit spicy which I don‘t particularly like in this combination. Pancakes were okay. The portion easily feeds two people!
  • Ariana V.heart icon on user image
    Ariana VoyerAugust 29, 2016
    Huge portions, amazing fried chicken sandwiches and surprisingly delicious cocktail menu. If you're into bloody Mary's, this is the place for it
  • Sean L.heart icon on user image
    Sean LlewellynApril 7, 2015
    Been here 5+ times
    My favorite restaurant in the city! I have never gotten anything here that I haven't loved. Make sure to get some pickles, dilly beans, candied beets, and something with biscuits (or a side order).
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